Tuesday, December 10, 2019

8 Best things to do in London

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8 Best things to do in London


8 Best things to do in London

Have you always dreamt of visiting London? Are you planning to scratch it off of your bucket list? While London is one of the most visited cities all over the world, the sheer abundance of places and things to explore around the city can throw you off a little. So, if you are also wondering what to do when you are in the city, here are some of the best things you can indulge in.  
Ferris wheel
Things to Experience In London



Top things to experience when in London:

1.London Eye: 

  One cannot go to London and not enjoy the panoramic views of the city from the top of the London Eye. The giant Ferris wheel, 400 feet high to be precise, located on the banks of the River Thames, is not your usual adventurous ride. Instead, the London Eye gives you delightful bird-eye views of the glorious South Bank of London.


The ideal time you can spend: 1-2 hours
When to visit: All day around, but night time offers surreal views of city lights.




2.Cruise Thames: 

  While you are in the vicinity, you cannot miss out on the opportunity to experience the iconic River Thames. The river has a long lost story and played a pivotal role during the Roman and Victorian Era, but now it is a hot spot for tourists and filmmakers alike.
The ideal time you can spend: 30 minutes
When to visit: The cruises run at every hour, but night cruises can be more fun.  

3. Westminster Abbey: 

  If you think Westminster Abbey is merely a place of worship, you are mistaken. Apart from being a church, Westminster Abbey holds an important place in the history of monarchy, for it has seen many events of importance like burials and weddings of the royal family. Westminster is also the flagbearer of English Gothic architecture. The House of Parliament adjacent to it is also open for public viewing.  
The ideal time you can spend: 2.5 hours
When to visit: Any time between 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
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Westminster Abbey holds an important place in the history of the monarchy.


4. Indulge in theatre: 

  The broadway of London is an insight into the rich culture and history of the British and is a delight for theatre lovers. While the West End is synonymous with the entire theatre scene of London, it is also home to a myriad of other theatres like Old Vic, Shakespeare’s Globe, Gate Theatre, and Pleasance Theatre.  
The ideal time you can spend: 1-2 hours  
When to visit: Depends upon the play timings

5. Live music at Camden: 

  The quaint town of Camden is Mecca for punks, Goths, and tourists alike. Buzzing with music and people, this is a must-visit for a once in a lifetime experience. The alleys are laden with stalls selling trinkets to vintage clothing, restaurants serving delicious food, and tattoo parlors all along the canal. But what makes Camden famous are the dainty cafes that play soulful and modern jazz.
The ideal time you can spend: 3-4 hours
When to visit: Nighttime

6. Buckingham Palace Tour: 

  Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the monarch, and currently, Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family reside here. You can take a tour that takes you through the entire palace, but it is open to the public only during the months of July to October when the Queen is on holiday. The tour includes the magnificent Throne Room, Ball Room that exhibits the life of the Queen, and the gardens of the palace.
 The ideal time you can spend: 2 hours
When to visit: From 9:30 am to 7 pm
Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace


7.
 Brixton Market: 

  If you are the one who feels that your trip isn’t complete without a good shopping spree, head to the Brixton market. The market is brimming with shops selling everything from art to Caribbean wares, coffee to alcohol, from street food to exotic fragrances, and everything in between. And for when you get tired, you can pop at the nearest bakeries that offer sumptuous signature desserts.
The ideal time you can spend: 1 hour
When to visit: The market is open from 8 am to 11:30 pm

8. Warner Brothers Studio Tour: 

  The Warner Brothers Studio Tour takes you into the mystical and magical land from the world of Harry Potter. This studio tour is a permanent exhibit that gives you insight into the making of the epic films through behind the scenes shot. You can visit the original sets, try on the authentic costumes and props, and feel like a wizard yourself. If you are traveling by your vehicle and the thought of luggage is keeping you up at night, get your hands on the best roof racks to secure your luggage while you are exploring London.
The ideal time you can spend: 3-4 hours
When to visit: From 8:30 am to 10 pm



Final Thoughts
With over 27 million people visit London each year, it is no brainer that the city has much to offer. The vibrant city of London can offer something unique to suit people from all walks of life. Regardless of whether you are traveling alone, with family, or with friends, you will always have the time of your life here. Pack your most trendy clothes to have a gala time in London. 




Author: Rebecca has been closely studying the travel industry trends for quite some time. Intrigued by the booming growth of this sector, she takes interest in penning down her views providing quality insight on current travel trends, and also likes to write about traveling and lifestyle.                                                          



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